The effects of transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (Teas) on fatigue in haemodialysis patients

Hadadian, F. and Sohrabi, N. and Farokhpayam, M. and Farokhpayam, H. and Towhidi, F. and Fayazi, S. and Soroush, A. and Abdi, A. (2016) The effects of transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (Teas) on fatigue in haemodialysis patients. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 10 (9). YC01-YC04.

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Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms in End-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients receiving haemodialysis treatment. In recent years, researchers investigated the role of alternative medicine methods such as acupuncture in treatment of the chronic disease; however, there is a paucity of information regarding the fatigue of haemodialysis patients. Aim: To evaluate the effects of Trans Cutaneous Electrical Acupoint Stimulation (TEAS) on fatigue among ESRD patients receiving haemodialysis treatment. Materials and Methods: This randomized clinical trial was conducted over a five month, in Kermanshah-Iran haemodialysis centers in 2009. Fifty six 56 patients who had undergone to haemodialysis and meeting the inclusion criteria, were divided into two groups by simple random sampling; TEAS (28 cases) and TEAS-Sham group (28 cases). The data was gathered through the Brief Fatigue Inventory (BFI), entered into SPSS-16 software and analysed by descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: Out of 56, 38 patients (67.9) were male and 45 were (80.4) married. The mean and standard deviation of age were 52.29±15.26 years. The inferential tests showed no differences in the clinical and the demographic characteristics of patients among two groups (p > 0.05). The mean rank of fatigue score in TEAS and TEAS-Sham groups was 30.68 and 26.32 respectively (p=0.317) at the first of study. The results of the Mann-Whitney U-test indicated that there were significant differences between the TEAS and Sham groups after intervention (p = 0.002). Conclusion: Findings of the present study revealed that application of the TEAS on these acupoints had produced a better recovery rate of fatigue in TEAS group than Sham group after a course of ten session intervention. So, it is suggested that this plan will be provided to the haemodialysis patients. © 2016, Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. All rights reserved.

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Additional Information: Cited By :3 Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Fayazi, S.; Chronic Disease Care Research Center, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical SciencesIran; email:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acupuncture Chronic disease End-stage renal disease adult Article assessment of humans Brief Fatigue Inventory controlled study electroacupuncture end stage renal disease fatigue female hemodialysis human major clinical study male middle aged randomized controlled trial single blind procedure transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
Subjects: WH Hemic and Lymphatic System
WZ History of Medicine
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
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Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2020 08:10
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